Warren County passed a milestone in its rich history recently as its citizens celebrated the municipality's Bicentennial with a flair for pageantry, respect for its heritage and an eye on the future.
More tourists traveling north on Interstate 87 are likely to be steered toward Lake George, if the village's chamber of commerce follows through on its plans to upgrade the Welcome Center located on the highway a mile or so south of Exit 18.
Have you experienced a baffling traffic jam in the sleepy hamlet of Chestertown? Without a doubt, it's because of the local Farmers' Market — with hundreds of shoppers from the region anxious to browse among the produce, gourmet foods and handcrafted goods the venue offers.
Friends and relatives of a teenager who took her own life three years ago talk of how memories of the peace-loving girl continue to provide inspiration — to reach out to others, particularly in times of emotional distress.
Wayne Smith served 10 years in the Marines, including four tours in Vietnam — enduring injuries while earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. Recently, he received full military honors in an memorial interment ceremony conducted at the Gerald Solomon National Cemetery, after a holdup of about seven years.
TourExpo extended three days
Warren County's largest event is also the nation's most popular multi-brand motorcycle rally — and it will dominate Lake George Village between Monday June 3 — when registration begins — through Saturday June 8.
Area citizens should reach out to returning soldiers and veterans to help them resolve issues of adjustment and to relieve emotional pain sparked by experiences in combat, a top New York National Guard official said during Warren County's annual POW-MIA Memorial Ceremony held June 2.
Riding on the coattails of Americade's TourExpo, the largest motorcycle equipment exposition in nearby Lake George — the upstart Warrensburg Bike Rally returns to the Warren County fairgrounds for a 9-day run.
Age-old woodworking and construction skills — along with crafting techniques — will be demonstrated at the 'Woods Walk' expo set for set for Saturday in Thurman.
A footrace that was founded in Warrensburg to promote healthy lifestyles, now a tradition embraced by many, is scheduled for this Saturday.
The festival that brings to life the legacy of Elvis has expanded to five days this year due to a long roster of Elvis tribute artists participating. The linup of daily shows and competitions starts Wednesday May 29 in Shepard Park with a free presentation of about eight performers.
In a fitting tribute to fallen soldier Jeremiah Monroe, the golf tournament held in his memory raises money to uplift and help heal the lives of other soldiers.
A large number of area citizens turned out for the Warrensburg Memorial Day services and parade, paying tribute to the military personnel who have sacrificed for our nation.
Working on their days off, 40 Home Depot employees volunteered to install new walkways and landscaping at the Chester Veterans' Memorial Plaza, following the Home Depot Foundation's donation of $11,000 towards the treasured area landmark.
North County Ministry's annual gala provided a lot of humor with a mock-kidnapping mystery that featured ad-libs from generous donors in the audience who helped solve the "crime."
An 11th grader from Adirondack NY has been described as possessing an exceptional work ethic, outstanding academic focus and dedication to community service. Recently, he was chosen to attend the West Point Leaders Experience, a precursor to attending the renowned military college.
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n 1783 during a trip to inspect forts in upstate New York, a party of military officials lead by General George Washington took a brief respite at Halfway Brook, near what is now the Glens Falls-Queensbury town border. In recent years, this historic waterway has been subjected to littering, although many routinely enjoy it for its scenic aspects. Last week, a group of Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District employees took time out of their workday to pick up trash along the brook so others can enjoy its natural beauty.
Visiting Glens Falls, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli expressed positivism that an economic rebound was underway in the state but he warned that the state and its municipalities were likely to experience continued financial stresses. He also spoke of a new initiative in his office to reinvest in local businesses — in order to spur job growth within the state.
In an attempt to balance entrepreneurial freedom with public safety concerns, Warren County Supervisors strike a compromise as they vote to establish 'last call' for drinks in bars at 3 a.m. rather than 2 a.m. as many of them sought to do. The present time for 'last call' in Warren County is 4 a.m., the state maximum.
European culture and traditions are to be celebrated this weekend in Lake George, as thousands are expected to participate in the first-ever Lake George Italian Festival — which promises activities for people of all ages.
While the state has balked at sponsoring boat inspection and decontamination to control the spread of aquatic invasive species, the town of Chester has voted to purchase a boat decontamination station and locate it at Loon Lake. They've also voted to boost the hours for lake stewards to be posted at local lakes to inspect boats for invasives before the watercraft are launched.
Following an outpouring of generosity from local businesses to construct the Veterans Monument in Chestertown, Home Depot steps forward with $11,000 for enhancements, and 40 of the Glens Falls Home Depot employees sign up for a workday to install landscaping and walkways.
Joanne Ellsworth of Chestertown is known both for nurturing patriotism, and responsibility in children through her pre-school — and for her work in leading the local American Legion Post, which is an influential organization locally. After years of service to her community, Ellsworth has been honored for her efforts — she's been named the local V.I.P. of the Year.
For up to two weeks, traffic on about a half-mile of busy Rte. 9 through downtown Warrensburg will be reduced to one lane on weekday nights to accomodate paving work.
What started out as an apprehension of young skateboarders has resulted in a new recreational venue not only for local athletes, but for competitive 'boarders and tourists from all over the nation.
Injured in 1999 in a logging accident, Scott Remington has dedicated considerable effort — likewise his family members — in raising more than $400,000 for cures and therapies for spinal cord impairment through the Christopher Reeve Foundation. The Remingtons' annual fundraiser hasn't lost support through the years, and those in northern Warren County supporting the Remingtons' grassroots effort have been hailed for their generosity.
For years, youth advocate Irv West has contended that medications are needlessly administered to troubled teens who may need merely to be listened to and respected.
A century ago, family farms were common throughout the Adirondacks, providing local food to area residents — but industrialized farming took its place in the mid-1900s. But now, after a 70-year absence, small farms in the Adirondacks are on the rebound. One milestone in this trend is that fresh, naturally-grown vegetables, meat, eggs and yogurt — all produced locally in the Adirondacks — will be available this summer in Warrensburg as well as North Creek and Glens Falls due to a new Farm Share program.
Area leaders hail decision
Rebounding from the recession, the nationally renowned Sagamore Resort will now be open year-round, its general manager announced Friday May 3 as he conducted a tour of the resort's remodeled Lodge suites, their reconstructed Spa & Salon, and renovated Conference Center.
A A departed Bolton man known for his friendly demeanor and community involvement is memorialized in a golf tourney, set for this weekend, that raises money for continuing expenses of raising his children.
Debate heats up over whether a casino in Lake George would spark prosperity or degrade the local quality of life.
Whether it was the gourmet food or microbrew beer, a crowd of legislators and their staffers were drawn to the Adirondack Day expo held April 29 in the state Legislative Office Building — giving Adirondack advocates an opportunity to lobby for their concerns of economic vitality, sustainability and support for family farms.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and citizens of the southern Adirondacks region struck a harmonious chord this week as the Senator expressed support for a pending federal farm bill that would improve citizens' access to fresh local foods while boosting small family farm operations.
Two entrepreneurs who are transforming the face and future of Pottersville — and a Chestertown woman dedicated to community service and to nurturing area youth — have been honored by the North Warren Chamber of Commerce.
More than 300 runners participated in the Lake George Half-Marathon April 21, and many of them were paying tribute to their fellow athletes — and their loved ones — injured or killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15.
Fresh, non-GMO, pesticide-free locally grown food is now available at new distribution points in Warren County — including North Creek, Warrensburg and Glens Falls — through the Farm Share program.
The Lake George Girls Softball team enjoys an outstanding legacy that stretches back decades, and this year, local fans are anticipating a strong season to continue that tradition.
For years, the Lake George High School Baseball Team has been a powerhouse.
If the girls on the 2013 North Warren softball team need any inspiration, all they need to do is look in their school’s trophy cases and read the press clippings describing the successes of the 2012 Cougar basketball team or the 2010 North Warren Field Hockey Team.
North Warren High School has traditionally developed solid athletes, who have performed way beyond expectations for schools with such small enrollment.
In 2012, the Bolton High School Varsity Baseball Team was loaded with young, relatively inexperienced players.
The Bolton Eagles Varsity softball team may have a lot of young players, but their youth is offset by a dedication to the sport and a will to win, new Varsity Coach Kristen DePace said this week.
Last season represented a formidable challenge for the Warrensburg High School Softball team, following the graduation of a talented group of seniors.
Two years ago, the Warrensburg High School Boys Baseball team had a lineup of powerful athletes who took their team to the Section II finals, beating several top-seeded teams along the way.
Himoff to talk about Alliance's success at APA conference
A party hosted by a group of area business leaders — known for boosting the local economy and social scene — is a remarkable success. Meanwhile, the organization, the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance, plans a slate of new events.
Charlotte Rumble Wood, born and raised in an era of horseback travel and oil lamps, reflected on her life and times recently as she celebrated her 100th birthday.
The Lake George Community Band has entertained audiences for a decade with their mix of show tunes, march music, plus popular jazz and blues favorites. The ensemble will be performing Saturday April 20 for their first presentation of 2013.
A Lake George woman who's a lifelong advocate of public libraries, has been named permanent director of Crandall Public Library.
Village officials okay tax break for proprietors who upgrade their downtown buildings, but back off initiative to allow townhouses in residential zones.